London, 04 December 2019
Today Macquarie Commodities and Global Markets (Macquarie) and Nomura, announced the closure of a $US540 million term loan facility with Corral Petroleum Sweden AB, a member of the Preem AB (Preem) group.
Preem is the largest oil refining company in the Nordic region, producing around 345,000 barrels per day. The company supplies gasoline, diesel, heating oil and renewable fuels to consumers across Europe. The company owns and operates two oil refineries in Göteborg and Lysekil in Sweden, which are among Europe’s most modern and environmentally efficient refineries
Preem is the largest producer of renewable fuels in Sweden after investing extensively in the production of hydrogen and renewable diesel (also known as hydrogenated vegetable oil or HVO), at its refinery in Göteborg. Preem is focussed on expanding this production capacity through further investments over the next decade to meet growth in demand associated with national and European environmental legislation. Preem will use the majority of the term loan to redeem existing bonds issued by its parent, Corral Petroleum Holdings.
Preem appointed Macquarie as coordinating mandated lead arranger, and Macquarie and Nomura worked together as mandated lead arrangers to deliver the facility. Macquarie is the leading bank active in commodity markets and provides financing and risk management services to a broad base of clients in the energy, metals and agricultural sectors.
Matthew Booth, Senior Managing Director in Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets Group said: “This is a landmark transaction for Preem, who have over the last few years made significant progress in creating more environmentally efficient refining facilities. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the company as it invests and continues to grow its clean fuels business.”
Luke Isherwood, Managing Director in Nomura’s Client Financing & Solutions Structured Finance team, said: “Preem’s complex term loan financing demonstrates the relevance that well-structured private credit has in today’s market for sophisticated underlying assets and companies. The collaboration between Preem, Nomura and Macquarie has set the groundwork for the future growth of the business and we look forward to remaining part of the story as Preem continues to develop its significant renewable projects.”
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